I know I promised to have this post up on Wednesday but unfortunately I’ve been so tired and occupied the last few days that I didn’t come around to it but here it is now. I had my bachelor’s degree graduation ceremony on Tuesday. I have a bachelor’s in Italian and Spanish philology. I’ve spent Monday and Tuesday in Zadar, the city where I studied, and it was amazing. I didn’t even know how much I needed to get back to that city, see my friends, feel like a student again and just remind myself that my current situation is just temporary (but I will write another post about it). I invited my mother, uncle, friends Ivana and Isabella to attend the ceremony and later on we went to a bar to drink a round of shots and we had a pleasant lunch at a restaurant. Here are some pics for you!
So guys I need some advice from you. Since I quit my studying of Italian and Spanish at the University I have been trying my best to keep in touch with the languages. Learning a foreign language is like growing a new muscle and you have to practice it if you want it to stay in shape.
I need all of you from the Spanish, Italian and Portuguese speaking countries to give me some recommendations on books and movies and TV shows I should read/watch. If you also speak those languages and have some recommendations just write them down, it will be so helpful to me.
I have been reading one book in Italian from Mauro Corona, I have been listening to a whole bunch of Spanish music and I have been watching a Portuguese TV show on Youtube but I need some more and honestly I need something interesting and contemporary and who better to help me than you guys!
Thank you sooooo much for your attention and I can’t wait to see what recommendations you will send my way!
Sending love and positive vibes,
So I passed my last final exam today which was the Spanish exam! I officially now have a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Italian…. And I’m not at all excited.
When I got my bachelor’s in Italian I was over the top happy. I remember having drinks with my friend at one in the afternoon. We were so happy and pleased with ourselves and today this was a complete humiliation. I wasn’t all that prepared and I was convinced that I will not pass. To be honest, I was kind of looking forward to taking a year off university to work or maybe even go somewhere but I still decided to give it one last shot and took the exam. It was an oral exam and it was so awful. The professors made fun of me, started questioning me about the reasons for which I even started studying Spanish. They just said a lot of things that were actually very hurtful. I do admit, again, that I was not well prepared but then they could have told me to come back in a year and not behave so rude towards me.
It’s just an off day for me today and I don’t feel excited about getting my bachelor’s and going further with my education. I always wanted to have a masters in Spanish and Italian but I think I will only go with the Italian. I have a few days to decide and I just can’t think of a solution.
Anyways my day sucks big time! I think I’ll spend the rest of the evening snuggled under a blanket with a book and…well I’m not going to lie, I’m drinking beer today. I need it. Hope you’re having a great day!
Yesterday I talked about exams and today I have an update. I failed. Not all of my exams but I did fail one and unfortunately I’m the type of person to focus on the one thing that went wrong. If anyone has advice on how to stop doing this, leave it in the comments.
I’ve passed my Italian grammar and Italian stylistic. The Spanish grammar exam is divided into two parts and I’ve failed one of them, the translation. I was never bad at it and I have no idea what’s going on but I know it got me all depressed. I honestly thought I did so well but I was wrong and on Tuesday I’m going to go and see what I did wrong and in two weeks I’m taking the exam again.
Today is a rainy day so I decided to curl up under the blanket with a cup of hot cocoa and watch the new episode of Scandal. Then one episode of Scandal turned into one episode of How to Get Away With Murder, one episode of The Big Bang Theory so I’m kind of procrastinating today. Guess I deserved a rest because I worked like an idiot this week.
I’m proud of myself for passing at least three exams so far but I still have a lot to do and study. Two exams next week, keep your fingers crossed!
Hope you’re having a wonderful FriYay!
I’ve started to neglect my blog again but I have a valid excuse Three exams in three days. I killed myself and it’s just the middle of the week.
Tonight I finally had a long, relaxing sleep and by long I obviously mean like 6 hours. That’s a lot for me. From the three exams I took I know I passed two and I’m still waiting for the results on my third one. This third one was Spanish grammar and translation and I’m freaking out. I have this problem with combining the tenses and learning the rules about them. I just write it how I want and expect it to be alright.
I’ve also been trying to stay active and healthy lately due to some health issues with my thyroid. I did a sonogram of it and the doctor found some cysts on my thyroid and it kind of freaked me out for a while but I’m fine with it now. I’m pursuing a healthier lifestyle, working out every day and meditating. My doctor always tells me I need to stop stressing which is really hard for me because of my university, personal life etc., so I’ve decided to meditate every day hoping it will help me and to be honest it really did.
This is pretty much it from me. I have to get back to studying Italian because I have another exam tomorrow. Finger crossed for me passing Spanish!
Hope you’re having a wonderful day, love you!
I ATE SQUIDWARD TODAY!
All you need is some squid, pasta, zucchini, tomatoes, olive oil, onions and spices. While the pasta is cooking put the olive oil into the pan and cook your chopped up onion until golden brown. Add the squid, zucchini and tomatoes and season with some pepper and salt. I also used granulated garlic.
When the pasta is done just throw it into the pan, mix it all up and if you want you can add some more spices. The tomatoes will be like a sauce and the squid will give it all a nice flavor. I ate it with some toasted bread and arugula salad. Hope you like it!